New Apple iPhone SE vs iPhone 13 mini vs iPhone 11

(Pocket Ribbon) – Apple announced the iPhone SE (3rd generation) at an event on March 8. The device is under the iPhone 13 series and replaces the older iPhone SE (2nd generation), but it offers a number of features over the iPhone 13 models.

We compared the latest iPhone SE to its predecessor in a separate feature, but here’s how the iPhone SE (3rd generation) compares to the iPhone 13 mini and the iPhone 11.



iPhone SE (3rd generation): 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3mm, 144giPhone 13 mini: 131.5 x 64.2 x 7.65mm, 141giPhone 11: 150.9 x 75.7 x 8, 3mm, 194g

The Apple iPhone SE (3rd generation) has a glass and metal housing. There’s a single-lens camera on the back, while the front has bezels on the top and bottom of the screen with the Touch ID fingerprint sensor’s Home button on the bottom.

It is IP67 water and dust resistant and comes in Midnight, Starlight and Product (RED) colors. The frame is curved like iPhone 11, rather than square like the iPhone 13 mini, although the iPhone SE (3rd generation) has the same tougher glass protection as the iPhone 13 series.

The iPhone 13 mini is smaller than the iPhone SE (3rd generation), despite having a larger screen, and is IP68 water and dust resistant, which is a lot better than the iPhone SE. The iPhone 11, meanwhile, is bigger than the iPhone SE (3rd generation), though it’s also IP67 water and dust resistant. However, it doesn’t offer as tough glass as the iPhone SE and iPhone 13 mini on the front or back.

Both the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 11 opt for Face ID, which delivers a full-screen experience with a notch at the top of the screen. The iPhone 13 mini has a smaller notch than the iPhone 11 and also offers a slightly different camera layout, although the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 11 both have dual settings compared to the single-lens offering on the iPhone SE 3.

The iPhone 11 comes in a range of colors, including purple, yellow, green, black, white, and Product (RED), while the iPhone 13 mini comes in pink, blue, midnight, Starlight, and Product (RED). There is also a new green option for the iPhone 13 mini.



iPhone SE (3rd generation): 4.7-inch, LCD, 1334 x 750 pixels, 326ppiPhone 13 mini: 5.4-inch, OLED, 1792 x 828 pixels, 476ppiPhone 11: 6.1-inch, LCD, 1792 x 828 pixels, 326ppi

The Apple iPhone SE (3rd generation) comes with a 4.7-inch Liquid Retina HD display that has the same technology as the iPhone 11, but a drop-down of the Super Retina XDR display on the iPhone 13 mini.

The iPhone 13 mini has a 5.4-inch screen, while the iPhone 11 has a 6.1-inch screen, meaning the iPhone SE has the smallest screen, but in a footprint that is between the iPhone 13 mini and the iPhone. 11 sitting.

In terms of resolution, the iPhone SE (3rd generation) has a resolution of 1334 x 750 pixels for a pixel density of 326 ppi, which is the same as the iPhone 11 with a resolution of 1792 x 828 pixels. The iPhone 13 mini has a higher resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels, resulting in a pixel density of 476ppi, meaning it offers a sharper display.

All three models offer Apple’s True Tone technology and all feature Haptic Touch and a P3 wide color gamut. However, the iPhone 13 mini opts for an OLED display, which also has a higher maximum brightness, while the iPhone 11 and iPhone SE (3rd generation) are both LCD panels.

Hardware and Specifications

iPhone SE (3rd generation): A15 Bionic, 64/128/256GB storage, 5GiPhone 13 mini: A15 Bionic, 128/256/512GB storage, 5GiPhone 11: A13 Bionic, 64/128GB storage, 4G

The Apple iPhone SE (3rd generation) runs on the same chipset as the iPhone 13 mini – the A15 Bionic. This means that the latest iPhone SE not only offers the same power as the iPhone 13 mini, but is also suitable for 5G. The iPhone 11 now runs on the A13 Bionic and is only suitable for 4G.

The iPhone SE (3rd generation) comes with storage options of 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB. The iPhone 11 is only offered in 64 GB and 128 GB options, while the iPhone 13 mini starts at 128 GB and is also offered in 256 GB and 512 GB options.

The battery life is rumored to be 15 hours for the iPhone SE (3rd generation), while the iPhone 13 mini and iPhone 11 are both said to be 17 hours. All devices are compatible with wireless charging, although only the iPhone 13 mini is compatible with MagSafe charging.



iPhone SE (3rd generation): 12 MP rear, 7 MP for iPhone 13 mini: Dual rear (12 MP + 12 MP), 12 MP for iPhone 11: Dual rear (12 MP + 12 MP), 12 MP front

The Apple iPhone SE has a single-lens camera with a 12-megapixel main lens with an f/1.8 aperture and optical image stabilization.

You’ll find features like Deep Fusion, as well as portrait mode and portrait lighting on the iPhone SE (3rd generation), and you’ll also find photographic styles and Smart HDR 4 for photos, taking some of the features from the iPhone 13 mini.

Despite offering an additional lens on the rear, with a 12-megapixel wide lens with f/1.8 aperture and a 12-megapixel ultrawide lens with f/2.4 aperture, the iPhone 11 doesn’t offer photographic styles, although it does have Night. mode, which the iPhone SE does not offer.

The iPhone 13 mini has a dual rear camera, but it’s slightly different from the one on the iPhone 11. There’s a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens with f/1.6 aperture and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.4 aperture. It has sensor-shift image optimization and Smart HDR 4 for photos on top of what the other devices offer.

The iPhone SE has a 7 megapixel front camera, while the iPhone 11 and iPhone 13 mini have a 12 megapixel front camera. The iPhone SE and iPhone 13 mini have features such as photographic styles on the front and rear cameras, while the iPhone 11 does not. However, the iPhone 13 mini also adds some extra features, such as Cinematic mode.


The Apple iPhone SE (3rd generation) is cheaper than the iPhone 13 mini and slightly cheaper than the iPhone 11, although with the iPhone 13 mini you get a bigger screen in a smaller footprint, along with an OLED panel instead of LCD, Face ID over Touch ID and a more capable camera.

The iPhone SE offers a processor bump over the iPhone 11, as well as a number of other benefits, such as some of the iPhone 13’s mini-camera features and 5G connectivity — the latter essential for future-proofing.

The decision between these devices will likely depend on the budget and which features are important to you. If you want 5G for the cheapest price for an iPhone, you want the iPhone SE. If you want the biggest screen in the smallest footprint, the iPhone 13 mini is an absolute powerhouse and cracker of a phone. If you want a big screen but don’t compromise on the latest features and extra power, the iPhone 11 is probably your best option.

Written by Britta O’Boyle.

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